Skyscrapers and colonial splendour, wild animals and lazy sloths, rainforest and sunshine: The contrasts of Panama are astounding. Set in the midst of the jungle and surrounded by national parks, the dynamic capital is both modern and green. The imposing skyline with its state-of-the-art glass constructions makes Panama the “Dubai of Central America”, whereas the colonial quarter – a UNESCO world heritage site – represents the history of the country. The astonishing range of wildlife is best admired on a jungle tour, and the proverbial joy of life of the locals presents itself everywhere. For a great adventure and some of the world’s best highland coffee, Lufthansa now offers direct flights from Frankfurt 5 times a week.